• Offered by Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest Gender Studies, International Relations, Law, Diplomacy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Women, Peace and Security: Defining and Addressing Complex Security Challenges of the 21st Century (INTR8077)

In 2000, when the Security Council adopted resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), it was a diverse and geographically-representative coalition of Member States such as Bangladesh, Namibia, Canada and Jamaica, with a strong global constituency of women's civil society organisations who first tabled the resolution in the Security Council. The resolution was the first Security Council resolution to link women to the peace and security agenda, looking at the impact of war on women and their contribution to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.

 

This innovative course follows the four pillars introduced in the WPS agenda through UNSC1325 and explores- the role of women in conflict prevention, their participation in peacebuilding, protection of women’s rights during and after conflict, and specific needs during repatriation, resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction. It explores the key arguments regarding gender, security and human rights that have preoccupied scholars, policymakers and practitioners; and how debates about inclusion, equality, and identity matter today.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how security and peace are inherently gendered.
  2. Critically Analyse the concepts, theories and approaches relating to WPS
  3. Apply the knowledge developed through the course to critically analyse global humanitarian-development discourses
  4. Develop strong written and oral gender-sensitive and gender-responsive communication skills in order to analyse and discuss WPS agenda

Other Information

Delivery Mode: In person.

The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
  2. Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
  4. Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.

Inherent Requirements

N/A

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Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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